Big Ten announces 2016-2017 men’s basketball schedule

  • 08/25/2016 2:02 pm in

The Big Ten just announced the 2016-2017 conference schedule and you can view Indiana’s 18-game league schedule below, along with a release from IU regarding the matchups, below:

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana – The Big Ten Conference announced the dates and matchups for all conference games during the 2016-17 season today, and Indiana, the defending Big Ten champions, will begin defense of their title on Dec. 28 at home against Nebraska.

The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held in Washington D.C. for the first time. All 14 teams will advance to the tournament, with two first-round games slated for Wednesday, March 8. The No. 12 seed will face the No. 13 seed, while the No. 11 seed will take on the No. 14 seed. The top four teams will receive first and second round byes and advance to the quarterfinals on Friday, March 10.

Television designations for the Big Ten men’s basketball conference schedule and Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be announced at a later date.

Indiana won the 2016 Big Ten title with at 15-3 record, the 22nd conference crown in school history and the 13th outright, both are tied for the most in Big Ten history. IU has won the Big Ten regular season title in two of the last four seasons.

(Note: Our schedule page has also been updated.)

2016-2017 Big Ten schedule

December 28
Nebraska at Indiana

January 3
Wisconsin at Indiana

January 7
Illinois at Indiana

January 10
Indiana at Maryland

January 15
Rutgers at Indiana

January 18
Indiana at Penn State

January 21
Michigan State at Indiana

January 26
Indiana at Michigan

January 29
Indiana at Northwestern

February 1
Penn State at Indiana

February 5
Indiana at Wisconsin

February 9
Purdue at Indiana

February 12
Michigan at Indiana

February 15
Indiana at Minnesota

February 21
Indiana at Iowa

February 25 or 26
Northwestern at Indiana

February 28
Indiana at Purdue

March 4
Indiana at Ohio State

Tip times and television designations will be announced at a later date.

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  • StudentHoosier

    Is it November yet?

  • HuntinHoosier86

    Why did you remove your post about the anecdote involving CuJo being your group of incoming freshman? That was a great story!

  • BruceA

    Early prediction based on this schedule…13-5. But I think that will be enough to at least share a Big10 title

  • sarge

    I love, LOVE, that we play Purdue twice! It’s like my childhood all over again. Where are Bob Knight and Gene Keady? HOO HOO HOO HOOSIERS!

  • StudentHoosier

    Man, I don’t know why it went away! I posted it but very soon after I just didn’t see it anymore. It was a great story though – about a great kid. Should I post it again?

  • sarge

    Yes please!

  • straight no chaser

    If you can remember the story with all the pepper and salt, yes!

  • pcantidote

    4 out of the last 5 on the road is garbage and should never happen. Shame on you B1G.

  • Justin Beard

    Eh, I can argue that our schedule last season makes up for it. We have a lot of talent this year.

  • John D Murphy

    That was my first thought as well. However, a big advantage IU has is its depth. But with all the newcomers, we’re not that deep at the beginning of the B1G season. By the end of the B1G season, we will likely be getting much larger contributions from all the newcomers. This year, I think it plays right into our hands and hardens the team for the B1G Tourney and the dance.

  • John D Murphy

    I had 13-5 when we just knew the match-ups but I like the order of this schedule. I’ll take 12-4.

  • Justin Beard

    I definitely expect some surprises, whether from freshmen or other players who maybe weren’t expected to do so.

  • Justin Beard

    I think we will have some surprises. From freshmen and others who weren’t expected to do much.

  • Michael McColly

    I like the schedule. The beginning and the ending. PU home and away. Mich home and away. Wisky home and away. Ending will be tough as it should be. Can’t slide, building toward tournament–both Big Ten (let’s win that!) and the big dance.

  • Aaron Miller

    Yeah I thought playing last 4 of 5 away was a little rough but all in all not a bad draw. Nice not to have to go to East Lansing.

  • HuntinHoosier86

    YES! You absolutely need to post it again. I loved Jones’ last line. Makes me pumped for this season! WOOOOOO!!!!

  • HuntinHoosier86

    What I’m about to say is A.) not a slight towards your comment, Michael McColly and B.) B/c we’ve never won it. My opinion is that the Big Ten Tournament is a waste of time that risks injury right before the NCAA tournament. If you win the regular season……does anybody really give a sh*t about winning the BTT? Obviously, the players have the desire to win because they’re elite athletes and their competitive natures won’t let them just walk in and stand their on the court until the clock runs out, but MAN! I wish they just freakin’ would! NCAA championship is all that matters in the post season! Any other thing is just a distraction and a money maker for the league.

  • IUBizmark

    It’s funny because the ACC has the opposite feeling. To their fans the ACC tournament champ is the “true” conference champ and it’s been that way for decades.

    I feel the regular season is more indicative of a true champion, but they argue that with unbalanced schedules, that’s not totally true. Interesting debate.

  • HuntinHoosier86

    IMHO, the other conferences and their fans can suck it.

  • sarge

    Haha, I agree. It’s hard to get excited about the big tournament. Maybe because we never win, but I wish they would just add more conference games instead of the conference tournament.

  • CreamandCrimson

    A quick note that may, or may not, impact the energy and noise level in Assembly Hall: students will be on winter break until January 11. That means they will not be on campus for the first three conference home games (Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois).

    That may have no impact at all but, in my opinion, it’s definitely not ideal.

  • HuntinHoosier86


  • HuntinHoosier86

    Guess I’ll just have to go and pick up the slack! Never been to an IU game. Don’t like crowds, but I’m starting to talk myself into it more and more.

  • BruceA

    I would take 12-4 also…my toss up game was the earlier road game at Penn State…I have us losing that one, but obviously would take a win! Go Hoosiers!

  • E Foy McNaughton

    I have 15-3, come out of the gate strong 6-0 to start

  • E Foy McNaughton

    Side note from the photo with TB & DS pictured – the tale of 2 different paths for kids who were very similar coming out of high school.
    DS – declares for NBA after freshman year, second round pick, possibly sticks with a team, likely ends up in D-League or overseas….
    TB – plays a second year at IU, develops his game, lottery pick, plays in the NBA for 10 years

  • BruceA

    I certainly like your prediction better than mine!

  • GaHoosier

    I’m assuming you meant 14-4. Which I would take in a heartbeat.

  • IdahoHoosier

    Assembly Hall has to be one of the great atmospheres in college sports. I hate crowds in general but what about a sea of red and white clad likeminded Hoosiers?! That is a crowd it’s worth being a part of!

  • John D Murphy

    Woops. yes.

  • GaHoosier

    “Thank You Chuck Norris”

  • HuntinHoosier86

    Love me some “Dodgeball”!!

  • HuntinHoosier86

    I know, I know. You’re right. At the risk of violating HIPAA laws about myself (lol), I actually think it’s more than just a dislike of crowds. I get kind of panicky and anxious. Not like agoraphobia or something, b/c I’m cool at like a mall or store or something, but like GINORMOUS crowds are hard to handle. Still, how can I call myself a true IUBB fan and never go to see them play in THE Assembly Hall?? I’m thinking about going to a non-conference game when the students are gone and there will be less people. Or maybe the Wisconsin game since it’s a weekday night. There might be less people, idk.

  • bleeding crimson

    I’ve been going to AH since HS79-83 to this day. I have no problems with crowds but comparing regular crowds like fireworks, mall, or whatever…it is totally different. It’s well receptive, organized and a very friendly and age range group of folks. If you never experienced AH, you are totally missing out of one of the greatest times of your life. Try and get a set below row 25 and you’ll have a great time.

  • Michael McColly

    Yeah, everything these days is about money in college sports. And the Big tourney is a money maker. For sure. Don’t get me started on this topic. But the Big Tournament half the time has been 50 miles away in Indy and it really has not helped the momentum to lose in front of pro IU crowd year after year. We’ve never even won the damn thing. It matters.

  • HuntinHoosier86

    Ok, I’m definitely gonna try this year. I really wanted to go when Yogi, Vic, Cody, CWat and Hulls were there, but my apprehensiveness to crowds kept me from it. If I go, I’ll report back. Thanks for the info!

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  • Lou Rawls’ Ego

    Two games vs. Purdue this year! Sweet!